Dr. Lauren Slater is an American psychologist and writer. She is the author of six books, including Welcome To My Country (1996), Prozac Diary (1998), Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (2000) and Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century (2004) which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Kirsch award for science and technology writing. Dr. Slater has also won the 1993 New Letters Literary Award in creative non-fiction, and the 1994 Missouri Review Award, and her work was included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and 1997. She has contributed to The New York Times, Harper’s, and Elle. Dr. Slater completed her Masters Degree in Psychology in 1990 while attending Harvard University and was awarded her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1995.